When it was announced that Masaya Matsuura, the creator of PaRappa the Rapper and Keiichi Yano who created Gitaroo Man were getting together for a new project titled Project Rap Rabbit I didn’t need to see anything more than the teaser trailer that accompanied the announcement.
After seeing this concept gameplay video that was released last week I am excited for this game to be made. I have never donated to a Kickstarter and I might just be part of the problem but I am also not someone who gets overly excited about games even though I consider myself a video game maniac. There is something about this game that just touches me in the right place.
I can remember playing the PaRappa the Rapper demo a thousand times when I first got my PlayStation because I didn’t have enough money to actually buy any games. I think NanaOn-Sha brings back those memories for me whenever I play one of their games. I really love Yano’s rapping in this video and I hope that they will stick with his voice for the finished product, or at least make it an unlockable.
Sadly it was announced on June 20th that Project Rap Rabbit did not make it’s campaign goal on Kickstarter but “I gotta believe!” that this game will get picked up in the future. I would love to see this game done right no matter on what console it calls home.